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Are Some People More Prone To Getting Fungal Infection
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
By catching one: An infection is a condition in which a germ enters your body and causes it harm. There are three main categories of germs: viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Fungi are full single cells that can join together into threads. If these enter your body, you can get a fungal infection. You get them by contact with someone who has a fungal infection or just fungus on their skin. ...Read more
Fungal infections: Depends upon whether you are referring to skin (superficial dermatomycoses), or to systemic fungal infections. The latter are often managed by our fixed tissue immune mechanisms, and may suggest immune deficiency which needs aggressive evaluation. Go see an infectious disease expert and be examined and treated. Good luck. ...Read more
Very common: Jock itch and athlete's foot are both fungal infections; both are very common. The deeper (and more serious) fungal infections are far less common in the US, but relatively common in tropical countries, particularly in areas where poverty and malnourishment are also common. ...Read more
Broad topic: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more
Yes.: That is why it is illegal, in many states, for nail salons to reuse emery boards - they are required to throw them out after one use. Never use someone's used emery board. ...Read more
Fungal infection: Some people are more prone genetically to fungal infections. ...Read more
See below: Use an antifungal cream which you can get in any drug store. ...Read more
Can be difficult: Need to confirm fungal infection as other types of rashes can appear similarly. Athletes foot can respond well to over the counter antifungal sprays/ointments. If severe, an oral antifungal could be necessary. Usually exposure to fungus and dark/moist environment is enough to produce infection in a healthy person. Some people (diabetics for example) may be prone. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Pills or creams: Oral antifungals work best. Creams and lacquers do not work very well. ...Read more
Multiple ways: First you need to make sure it is a fungal rash, a dermatologist can take a scraping and examine it. They can also then prescribe adequate medications to treat the rash once a proper diagnosis is made. ...Read more
Why are people with ketoacidosis associated with diabetes especially likely to get to fungal infections?
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Hello! I have fungal infection disease. I am taking tyza tablets to get rid of it but when I stopped taking it's start again.
Hello! I have fungal infection disease. I am taking tyza tablets to get rid of it but when I stopped taking it's start again. ANS: need more information. Like where? Feet, pubic area, vagina, hair, nails, lungs?
Can get 2nd opinion from me. I am an Internist and can help clarify. ...Read more
My son's possibly can have a fungal infection on their nails from cracking... what can I get or do to treat that? N they are toddlers 4 and 3
See below: Clean with soap and water and apply a topical antifungal medication. ...Read more
If we are on long term antibiotic course, we are prone to fungal infection? If yes then what's the reason behind this?
What the diff between an infection or fungal infection within the vagina? The drs on here say get checked for these but what is the diff between them?
Sometimes: People with asthma or allergies, who have mild symptoms and healthy immune systems probably are not more prone to fungal infections. Patients with lots of asthma/allergy symptoms, especially if they have weakened immune systems, can have problems with airborne fungi. Such patients may have worse symptoms when exposed to fungi such as aspergillus, blastomyces, or coccidioides. ...Read more
Otc antifungals: Need to be sure of your dx...if no improvement, suggest seeing a dermatologist ...Read more
Lamisil (terbinafine) at is a good antifungal to treat athlete's feet. Use it as directed on the label and most get good results. If you do this and the problem persists, you may need to see a podiatrist or dermatologist.
Keep in mind that because you cure an episode of athlete's foot you are not immune to reinfection. Keeping your feet clean and dry: using foot powders, rotating shoes, etc can reduce this. ...Read more
I have before UTI (fungal infection). Me and my husband try to get pregnant over a year. But nothing. I want to know why?
See your doctor: In order to know more about why you and your husband have had difficulty getting pregnant, you need to have an evaluation by your ob/gyn doctor. There are many causes of difficulty getting pregnant and these need to be looked into before a cause can be determined. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Many ways...: Topical solutions, oral medications, laser treatments, surgical removal, homeopathic remedies, etc. The most used treatment is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets once daily for 90 days. See a podiatrist for what may be best for your specific needs and expectations. Tea tree oil is one of the home remedies that has been shown to work and some have tried Vicks vaporub. ...Read more
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